Monday, October 29, 2012

Lace Halloween Houses

First off I would like to thank Kathryn at The Dedicated House for featuring me on her Make it Pretty blog party today. I am very excited to have my Princess Party table chosen and to be the Tablescape Queen for this Monday.

Halloween is almost here and it will be time to decorate for Thanksgiving and then the biggie – Christmas. Do the rest of you have more Christmas than you know what to do with? I do too, so when we got the Christmas village lace embroideries into the store I decided that I would make a Halloween village.

I was able to get two of them stitched out for this year. Hopefully, I will get the rest done for next year. And yes I will be making them as the intended Christmas Village as well. Because really, don't we always make, redo or buy something to add to what we have?

I set them up on the sideboard in the dining room with the queen of the pumpkin spiders looming behind.



The Victorian House and the Town Hall were completed.


I used my BERNINA V6 Designer Plus software to change Town Hall to the Hall – oween. I also changed the time so it was a quarter to witching hour. The funny thing is I ended up with a ghost”e” on the clock face.


I started by bringing the design into V6.


I ungrouped the design, deleted the “t” from town, and moved “ow  n” to the right side. While the design was ungrouped I turned the time forward.


I then I cut the “e” from the lettering on the Bakery. It needed to be sized down, and there is that must be how I have a ghost. The original size is floating on the clock face. But that’s the kind of thing that happens on Halloween - right?


The applique fabric used was Northcott’s Stonehenge. I had just the right amount of darkness with a little silver sparkle.


The pieces were stitched out on two layers of OESD Aqua Mesh, rinsed, pressed between a towel, and laid to dry. The piece with the large circles allows you to place three battery powered tea-lights inside.


Susan our store manager played Bob the builder and took care of  construction. Very time consuming. I believe I may owe her a perk.


(Or two).


On the sideboard with my white pumpkins.


Call or come by Bolts in the Bathtub if you want to to build your own village. Check our online shop on Wednesday to order embroidery designs.

Stitch at You Soon,

Partying with :
Kathryn  - Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life - Tabletop Tuesday


  1. Now this is so clever and so cute. Great tutorial. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. You are so good at this whole blog thing! Beautiful page and the princess party was the best ever!!!!

    1. Thanks Janis, coming from such a creative friend that makes my day. Love you.


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